Behavioral Health

  • December 4, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Neuroscience helps lawyers refine approach to winning over juries

    Facts can be presented in different ways to tell different stories -- if you've served on a jury, you know that.
  • December 1, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Anesthesia drug works on severe depression, but off-label use raises concerns

    Anti-depressants work for only about half the people taking them, leaving the unlucky half to quickly run out of options. Some psychiatrists are explo...
  • November 24, 2014

    Smoking not 'lesser evil' in mental health treatment settings

    Picture an AA meeting, and a gigantic coffee urn and a cloud of smoke come to mind. In fact, the two men who started AA, Dr. Bob and Bill W. both die...
  • November 13, 2014

    Pa. autism census shows uptick in services, especially for adults

    The number of Pennsylvanians accessing services for autism jumped from 20,000 in 2009 to 55,000 this year. The 2014 Autism Census statistics were rel...
  • November 7, 2014

    Delaware County pilot program puts mental health decisions in patients hands

    A consortium of mental health service providers and researchers has organized a novel treatment option for people who get a lot of services through Me...
  • November 6, 2014

    Parents of addicted children find much needed support in one another

    At a recent workshop in Bryn Mawr, parents of addicts gathered in a college auditorium for a summit called "Other Faces of Addiction." Those...
  • November 5, 2014

    To lose weight, Penn researchers suggest counseling — but not from primary care doctor

    With more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. overweight or obese, doctors are desperate to find ways to help people lose weight. Behavioral weight ...
  • November 4, 2014

    West African immigrants say 'fearbola' has led to discrimination

    It's been dubbed "fearbola," the fear of the virus that seems to be spreading faster than Ebola itself. West African immigrants in the ...
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